North Chadderton

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2019 Pathways to Success – KS4


The 2019 Key Stage 4 Pathways to Success process is an important one and this booklet has been designed to inform you about this exciting phase in your child’s education. 

At North Chadderton School, we want all our students to leave us with qualifications in high quality subjects and at the highest possible grades. Students differ in their abilities and interests and therefore, we aim to provide a curriculum offer that caters for both.

From Year 9 onwards, we offer a curriculum which is personalised to meet the needs of each and every student. Students will be provided with a bespoke Pathway to Success based on their achievement on entry to North Chadderton and their current attainment. There are 4 Pathways to Success.

Alongside the compulsory, core curriculum, which includes English, Mathematics and Science, students will be able to select additional subjects to study depending on their individualised pathway. This is an opportunity for students to specialise and pick subjects that they enjoy and will help develop the skills they need for the future. 

North Chadderton School also values wider skills development that ensure our young people leave us as well rounded and well informed citizens and as such will be both life and work ready.

As a result, all students will have compulsory lessons that cover:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Personal Development
  • Religious Education 

To help in making informed decisions, parents and/or students will be invited to a number of different information and support sessions over the coming weeks. Some of these you will attend together; others will target your child more directly. All of these will help you and your son/daughter fully understand the process and make the right choices.

If you have any queries or questions during the next few months, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the following members of the Pathways to Success Team:

  • Mrs A Greenwood – Director of Post-16 Education and External Partnerships
  • Mrs S North – Senior Director of Education
  • Mrs A Mushing – Key Stage 3 Achievement and Attainment Co-ordinator